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The CRISPR Craze

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The CRISPR Craze

On a sunny Saturday in June, geneticists, genetic counselors, professors, researchers and students gathered at the University of Connecticut to learn about a new scientific technology that has the world talking. This technology has become the new star in genetic editing technologies (and will quite literally be in the plot of a new and upcoming…

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What’s Autism Got to Do with It?

Updated 4/1/2019 What does autism have to do with hereditary cancer? In most cases, nothing. But in honor of Autism Awareness Month, we want to highlight the connection between having a mutation (also known as a pathogenic variant) in a gene called PTEN and an increased likelihood of both cancer and autism spectrum disorder. PTEN…

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